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Recurrent Inguinal Hernia Treatment - Lichtenstein Versus Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Preperitoneal Hernioplasty

This study has been completed.
University of Kuopio Computing Center
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North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 18, 2008
Last updated: May 20, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
The study aims at detecting possible differences between an open (Lichtenstein) and a video-assisted (TEP) technique in treating recurrent inguinal hernia. The differences monitored are further recurrence and chronic pain as well as primary complications.

Condition Intervention
Recurrent Inguinal Hernia
Procedure: Lichtenstein hernioplasty
Procedure: Laparoscopic TEP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lichtenstein Hernioplasty Versus Totally Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Hernioplasty in Treatment of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia - A Prospective Randomized Trial

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Further study details as provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • further recurrence [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • chronic pain or discomfort [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 1997
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Patients receive Lichtenstein hernioplasty as a treatment for recurrent inguinal hernia.
Procedure: Lichtenstein hernioplasty
Active Comparator: 2
Patients receive laparoscopic TEP as a treatment for recurrent inguinal hernia.
Procedure: Laparoscopic TEP


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • recurrent inguinal hernia
  • willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unwilling to participate
  • bilateral hernia
  • preference towards either treatment arm
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00642200

North Karelia Central Hospital - Clinic of Surgery
Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, FI-80210
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital
University of Kuopio Computing Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: MD Sanna Kouhia, North Karelia Central Hospital, Clinic of Surgery Identifier: NCT00642200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-surg-001
Study First Received: March 18, 2008
Last Updated: May 20, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on May 25, 2017